The Democratic-controlled Congress is proposing a second economic stimulus package. This action is entirely self-serving and misguided. No doubt Nancy Pelosi and her leftist liberal comrades are trying everything possible to buy votes at November's ballot box, as well as attempting to raise abysmal approval ratings.

I have some simple suggestions, which if followed, will jump-start the economy and create plenty of new jobs. Allow offshore oil drilling, as well as oil exploration to begin in ANWR without further delays. Additional oil refineries need to be constructed as well. More nuclear power plants must be built.

The economy in this country will do just fine without government tinkering with it. The current situation that we find ourselves in is in large part due to our elected representatives' failure to do the right things, instead of what is politically expedient.

Ben B. Booth

West Bountiful